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  • Olivia Wilde, Danny Meyer, Ryan Adams, Norah Jones: Scene

    BlackRock’s soon-to-be chief investment officer for stocks in the Americas has been keeping busy.

  • Macbeth, Beckinsale on Park, $28 Million Honoree: Scene

    “A $28 million tribute is the real thing,” Gregory Long said last night of the figure raised in celebration of his 25th anniversary as president of the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, a museum of plants and a center of education and scientific research. “It’s thrilling such generous people have come together to make these gifts.”

  • Winslet, Branagh, Carphone’s Dunstone Lead Queen’s Honors

    Actors Kate Winslet and Kenneth Branagh led the list of U.K. honors handed out today by Queen Elizabeth II. Carphone Warehouse Group Plc Chairman Charles Dunstone and Walt Disney International Chairman Andy Bird also won recognition in the awards to mark the queen’s birthday.

  • Brooding Swede Wallander Combats Thugs, Dead Flies: TV Review

    Brooders rejoice. Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, perhaps the most melancholy man on television, is back.

  • Charlie Rose: Oscar Special

    The Charlie Rose Oscar Special featuring: filmmakers Agnieszka Holland, Alexander Payne, Wim Wenders and Michel Hazanavicius and actors Viola Davis, Berenice Bejo, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Jean Dujardin, Jonah Hill, Kenneth Branagh, Max Von Sydow, Michelle Williams and Rooney Mara. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • San Francisco Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Serious to Quirky

    The San Francisco International Film Festival announced its lineup yesterday for the 55th edition of the event, scheduling movies from almost everywhere in the world except one place: Hollywood.

  • Portman Crashes Thor With SUV; Hudson Betrays Best Friend: Film

    Kenneth Branagh shifts from Shakespeare to comic books in “ Thor ,” his whiz-bang 3-D adventure film about the hammer-wielding Marvel superhero loosely based on the Norse god.

  • Thor Hammers Dark Elves; ‘Thief’ Twists Nazi Story: Film

    There’s something disquieting (to put it politely) about movies that sentimentalize Nazi Germany, reassuring the audience that good people sternly disapproved of Hitler and cared about the fate of the Jews.

  • You Look Like Someone Who Enjoys a Good Bourgeois Orgy

    Shakespeare wrote some three dozen plays, and this season you can see at least 12 of them in New York. Loot turned to James Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, and Leonard Barkan, chairman of Princeton's department of comparative literature, for help with the hard choices.

  • Whedon’s ‘Much Ado’ Echos Movies’ Bard Obsession: Comment

    Joss Whedon’s delightful updated black-and-white “Much Ado About Nothing” probably cost about as much as the budget for donuts on his “Avengers.” Which just goes to show: You don’t need big bucks to do right by the Bard.

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